Building for War by Bonita Gilbert (2012)Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II  by Bonita Gilbert tells the story of Depression-era civilian contractors who come to a remote Pacific atoll in 1941 to build a naval air station. One of a dozen Pacific projects contracted by the United States Navy, Wake is the most challenging in terms of distance and physical features. (2012)